Historical Events in 1929

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  • Jan 1st 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)
  • Jan 2nd US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • Jan 3rd 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres

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Jan 3rd Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 5th Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • Jan 6th Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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Jan 6th Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Jan 7th "Buck Rogers", 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
  • Jan 7th "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • Jan 8th 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • Jan 8th CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • Jan 9th Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 9th KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 10th Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12th Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • Jan 13th Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • Jan 14th Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • Jan 17th Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • Jan 18th "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio

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Jan 18th Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 19th Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • Jan 19th Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • Jan 20th 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • Jan 21st Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • Jan 25th Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • Jan 26th Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
  • Jan 28th 22nd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Louise Bickerton (6-1, 5-7, 6-2)
  • Jan 28th 22nd Men's Australian Championships: Colin Gregory beats Richard Schlesinger (6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Jan 29th Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
  • Jan 31st Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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Jan 31st Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Feb 1st 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • Feb 1st "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • Feb 3rd Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 4th Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 5th Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
  • Feb 6th Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
  • Feb 8th KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 9th USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • Feb 10th Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu
  • Feb 11th Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 11th Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
  • Feb 12th Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • Feb 13th Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
  • Feb 13th Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow

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Feb 14th St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Feb 16th KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 18th The first Academy Awards are announced.
  • Feb 19th Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
  • Feb 20th American Samoa organizes as territory of US
  • Feb 20th Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field

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Feb 26th US President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Feb 27th Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
  • Feb 28th Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
  • Mar 2nd Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • Mar 2nd Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • Mar 4th Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

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Mar 4th Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 6th Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • Mar 8th US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9th Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 13th Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century
  • Mar 16th WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17th General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17th Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
  • Mar 18th Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
  • Mar 22nd KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22nd USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 22nd 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
  • Mar 23rd 1st telephone installed in White House
  • Mar 27th US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27th US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28th Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • Mar 29th Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • Apr 1st Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • Apr 1st Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • Apr 1st Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • Apr 1st Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • Apr 1st Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
  • Apr 3rd Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • Apr 3rd RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • Apr 4th "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • Apr 4th 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • Apr 5th Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

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Apr 8th Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Apr 11th KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 11th Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16th Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • Apr 16th NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • Apr 18th Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • Apr 19th 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
  • Apr 24th 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • Apr 24th Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • Apr 26th 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • Apr 30th Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
  • May 1st Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
  • May 1st Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
  • May 1st Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin

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May 2nd Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • May 3rd Prussia bans anti-fascists

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 4th Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • May 6th AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
  • May 6th NY to SF footrace begins
  • May 8th Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
  • May 8th NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
  • May 9th WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • May 10th 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

Sport awardGolf Major

May 10th 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • May 11th 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
  • May 11th Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin, Texas
  • May 12th Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
  • May 15th Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • May 16th 1st Academy Awards: "Wings", Emil Jennings & Janet Gaynor wins
  • May 18th 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • May 18th Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
  • May 19th Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death

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May 19th General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • May 21st Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
  • May 21st Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris
  • May 24th Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • May 27th 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • May 28th 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
  • May 31st Atlantic City Convention Center opens
  • Jun 3rd 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • Jun 3rd Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • Jun 3rd 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3rd 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

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Jun 4th George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Jun 5th Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • Jun 7th Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • Jun 7th Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • Jun 8th 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 8th Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • Jun 9th Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • Jun 14th Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • Jun 15th 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch
  • Jun 16th Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22nd Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
  • Jun 25th President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • Jun 26th ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
  • Jun 27th 1st color TV demo (NYC)
  • Jun 27th President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI
  • Jun 29th 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
  • Jun 29th 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt
  • Jun 29th Mexico & Vatican sign Concord

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30th 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 1st US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • Jul 1st US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
  • Jul 3rd Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • Jul 4th AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • Jul 5th 42nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 5th WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • Jul 6th St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • Jul 6th 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 7th Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • Jul 10th In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 10th US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • Jul 15th 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland, Ca
  • Jul 17th USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • Jul 23rd The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • Jul 24th NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
  • Jul 24th President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
  • Jul 27th Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • Jul 28th Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28th 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28th 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • Jul 31st Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time
  • Aug 2nd Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
  • Aug 4th 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • Aug 4th Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
  • Aug 4th Jones Beach in NY opens
  • Aug 7th Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
  • Aug 7th Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
  • Aug 8th German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
  • Aug 8th Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • Aug 10th Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 11th Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11th Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 11th Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Aug 14th Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • Aug 20th 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
  • Aug 21st Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • Aug 23rd Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Aug 24th Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Aug 24th Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty
  • Aug 24th 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)
  • Aug 25th Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
  • Aug 26th First US roller coaster built
  • Aug 28th Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
  • Aug 29th German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

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Aug 29th Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Sep 2nd Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 2nd WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • Sep 3rd Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • Sep 5th French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe
  • Sep 11th SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 14th A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14th 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 16th Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed